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in ohio that uses abe lincolns as the reason african-americans should vote republican. dan says, well, let me let you hear the sound bite. >> okay. >> it is a big lie that democrats are for black americans and republicans are against black americans. abraham lincoln who freed the slaves with the republican. >> abraham lincoln freed the slaves in 1863. this is 2012. somebody might want to tell them to find some republicans, maybe even last -- i mean, this is ridiculous. >> i want to go on the record saying that at this rate i would vote republican for abe lincoln. >> yes, i was going to say that us americans have a lot to owe to abe lincoln. i mean, that person, that republican for sure. but, you know, let's look at the republican party just lately and see what african-americans have to owe them for. would it be voter suppression? i don't know. you've been doing a lot of coverage for that and that's something that would put me in a different mind if that was my issue. >> but i think -- and clearly it's so disgusting, it's laughable. but i think what the real point is that they really don't
to help. >>> and finally tonight here, playing an american icon, abe lincoln. daunting, even for daniel day lewis, but he's taken on these kinds of roles before. so, what does he do between taktake s? how does he communicate with his fellow actors? here's abc's david wright. >> slavery, sir? it's done. >> reporter: he's a british actor embodying an american icon. >> i like our chances now. >> reporter: according to the experts, daniel day lewis nailed it. >> blood's been spilled to afford us this moment. now, now, now. >> i've seen a lot of performances and i've never seen anyone delve as deeply into lincoln's soul. >> reporter: daniel day lewis famously immerses himself in his roles. while filming, "my levft foot," in which he plays a character with cerebral palsy, he remaineded in a wheelchair between takes. while playing hawkeye in "last of the mohicans," he reportedly lived in the wilderness, killing and skinning his own dinner. >> stay alive, no matter what occurs. >> reporter: as the actor recently told "time" magazine, he got just as deeply into the 16th president. >> i had a fee
about barack obama regarding abe lincoln as his second term starts in january, what do you think barack obama can do to be more lincolnesque. he was lincolnesque in his third term. he's got to pick a couple of truly big historic issues and bring the american people along with him in that -- one of them could be climate change. you know, at the very end with hurricane sandy, all of a sudden that became an issue. it could be the greatest challenge facing humanity and we so to speak had our heads in the muck for the past 12 years about that. another great issue of course could be the enormous lack of equality of income in america where the very rough control such an enormous part of our income and wealth. you can't have a thriving democracy with that kind of i inequal -- >> what do you think abe lincoln would have thought about barack obama? >> who would have imagined that america would have an african-american president. who would have imagined ten years ago that we would have an african-american president. i think lincoln would look at barack obama as an event that he put into motion wit
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term, though, there are a couple things he has to do. abe lincoln's advice for the president on "outfront" next. hmm, it says here that cheerios helps lower cholesterol as part of a heart healthy diet. that's true. ...but you still have to go to the gym. ♪ the one and only, cheerios a short word that's a tall order. up your game. up the ante. and if you stumble, you get back up. up isn't easy, and we ought to know. we're in the business of up. everyday delta flies a quarter of million people while investing billions improving everything from booking to baggage claim. we're raising the bar on flying and tomorrow we will up it yet again. the wheels of progress haven't been very active lately. but because of business people like you, things are beginning to get rolling. and regions is here to help. making it easier with the expertise and service to keep those wheels turning. from business loans to cash management, we want to be your partner moving forward. so switch to regions. and let's get going. together. >>> critics are raving about the latest abe lincoln film set to open.
, thanks so much. >>> well, abe lincoln is returning to the white house tonight. steven spielberg and members of the cast of "lincoln" will be joining president obama for a screening of the film. lucky them. cast members expected to attend are daniel day-lewis, sally field and tommy lee jones. >>> all right. stephanie bon jovi, the 19-year-old daughter of singer jon bon jovi, was hospitalized and faces drug charges after a heroin overdose. the responding ambulance crew found bon jovi unresponsive in a dorm on her college campus. police later found heroin, marijuana, and drug paraphernalia in the room. that led to her arrest. >>> dave matthews band is the latest group to pledge aid to hurricane sandy victims. the band is going to be donating all sales from the november 30th concert to a hurricane relief fund. that's expected to bring in $1 million. way to go, dave. >>> and finally, "access hollywood" asked ben affleck, you know, 2002's sexiest man alive, if channing tatum is deserving of the title. check out what he had to say. >> i think he is and always has been. channing's a rea
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minutes, you will too. i wanted to leap up and cheer at certain points. daniel day lewis is abe lincoln. period. you never say what great makeup. >> or great acting. >> the outfits are authentic. they actually used lincoln's real time piece in the movie. this is the great thing about him to me, he was so smart, but a genius listener. abe lincoln was. when he looked at someone he waited. he really listened to what they had to say. and he was able to talk to probably the smartest and the least educated the exact same way. >> what a gift. >> it was amazing. you understood why he was so great. sally field was off the hook as his wife. >> mary todd who was a little -- >> a little cuckoo. >> i just adore everything spielberg does. i heard she wanted this role but he didn't want her for it. he thinks she's a brilliant actress, didn't think she was right for it or something. you never know if what you read is true, but anyway, there's a story he couldn't get her off his mind, then asked her to test. just to see if it was right. daniel day lewis and she did a screen test and he said, good mornin
clerk for abe lincoln. >> they were pretty much acrobats on the battlefield. there were gymnasts. barry deadly on the battlefiel >> he issued a challenge for other units... when no one responded he took his men across the country to perform 22 shows. people were stunned. >> historians have said he was the most famous man in america at that time. >> april 18th 61 tensions rose between north and south... an eight ellsworth was the first officer to lead the march into virginia... he marched to the top and tore down the flag and draped it over his shoulder. >> elmer was shot... first martar of the union caused >> little has been written about ellsworth... only two books. >> he started a foundation >> he says is the perfect place for an ellsworth statue... >> he is a hometown hero, a friend of lincoln's. abraham lincoln would want theat >> he may have been forgotten because he came from illinois and not the east... >> to learn more about the ellsworth memorial association go to ellsworth >> your live illinois lottery drawing is next >> after that jim ramsey returned w
a liking to it, so they decided to keep him around. >> look at that. another abe lincoln story. abe lincoln is so hot right now in the news. let's talk a little bit about 2016. which we are all gearing towards now. iowa governor terry branstad said i think the straw poll has outlived its usefulness. i think it's days are over. that angered the republican chairman a.j. spiker who said governor branstad is wrong. this is not a decision he will make anyway. it is a decision the party and the candidates will make. let's talk about this. obviously the last person to win the iowa straw poll was michele bachmann. >> it has not been a good indicator of success. will it really be gone or is it something that's just -- no matter what technology we have with twitter and facebook and everything else, it's so part of tradition. >> i found it surprising about terry branstad's comments. this is a fund-raiser for the state party. so that's why the state party chairman is so annoyed by this. one point about the history of the straw poll, it's the first organizational test and it's also something that we can
send text messages to other cast members, but signed them "a" for abe lincoln. >> i try not to dismember a character, a life, into its component parts and work on one area and then another. >> reporter: spielberg purposely waited until after the election to release this movie. recognizing that lincoln is still politically relevant. ♪ lincoln ♪ lincoln >> reporter: from lincoln ck on "snl" to this punch line. >> good news for mitt romney. he's won tonight, we can announce this tonight, most of the confederacy. >> reporter: our house is divided, still. >> red is blue is still better than blue and gray. >> shall we stop this leading? >> reporter: david wright, abc news, los angeles. >> "lincoln," distributed bid our parent company, disney, opening next weekend. >>> that is the broadcast. "good morning america," first thing in the morning. diane here tomorrow night. as we say good night, we go back to the little boy and that moment that struck us all today. his father is now home. on this veterans day, we an absolute all of our heroes. from all of us at abc, good night.
house. director steven spielberg, daniel day lieu wois who played abe lincoln and sally field were all expected to attend. you know, i went to the white house theater years ago. and wewatched the uncut "spart i cuss" it was uncomfortable because it there was a's scene that never made it into the movie. it was president bush the first one, we thought, maybe we shouldn't have done this together. doug, is it going to stay cold? >>> looking good. is that tmi? >> that's interesting. >> announcer: it's "the tonight show with jay leno," featuring rickey minor and "the tonight show" band. tonight, jay welcomes -- tim allen. from "modern family," 14-year-old actor, nolan gould.
of lincoln. pleat quote. with all due respect, mr. president, try to be a tad more humble. i knew abe lincoln. you are no abe lincoln. but seriously, you advised that the world is not going to be transform by him or anybody else. what do you mean? >> the problem is that the middle east, that i think is going to be one area of the world in which most of threats and challenges. it's not a rising china. it's not a russia seeking to regain its power and stature. real threat to american interests seems to be coming from a broken and dysfunctional middle east in which we're stuck and his problem. and had mitt romney become president as well, middle east is divided into migraines on one hand and root canal operations on the other. there are not a lot of opportunities for solutions. >> gregg: pick your poison. you are right. let's talk specifics. let's talk about iran first. you believe that the president should explore and exhaust diplomacy before you are taking military action. you are very specific. let's put this on the screen. you write this, start with an interim arrange. that deals with the is
but signed them "a" for abe lincoln. >> i try not to dismember a character, a life into its component parts and work on one area and then another. >> reporter: spielberg purposely waited until after the election to release this movie. recognizing that lincoln is still politically relevant. ♪ lincoln ♪ lincoln ♪ lincoln >> reporter: from lincoln ck on "snl" to this "daily show" punchline election night. >> good news for mitt romney, he has most of the confederacy. >> reporter: our house is divided still. >> red and blue is still better than blue and gray. >> shall we stop this bleeding? >> reporter: david wright, abc news, los angeles. >> i can't wait. >> i smell oscar. >> oh, no question about it. >> done. >> i don't know if you have read "team of rivals" by doris kearns goodwin, it is based loosely on that. tons of oscar buzz. >> it is going to be good. opens nationwide this coming friday. go check it out. more from abc coming up next. >> announcer: this is abc's "world news now," informing insomniacs for two decades.
are loaded with hypocrisy. >> greg: remember when abe lincoln did "cosmo." >> bob: what is a mistake that was. can i borrow that magazine when i get my nails done? >> andrea: get a pedicure together? >> bob: i don't know what those are. your feet? man, that is disgusting. >> greg: coming up, five minutes, five political stories you can't live without. speaking of things you can't live without, i'll be back soon. this is hayden. he's five years old. that's elizabeth. and that's skyler... and his mom, nancy. they're just a few of the californians who took it on themselves to send you a message about what they need to restore years of cuts to their schools. prop thirty-eight. thirty-eight raises billions in new revenue - bypasses sacramento and sends every k through 12 dollar straight to our local schools... every school. for them. for all of us. vote yes on thirty-eight. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ >> bob: i never heard that song. who did that? >> greg: billy joel. >> bob: good for billy joel. lightning round in politics. we started this and we like it. start with eric. >> eric: president obama did it agai
a fourth? abe lincoln handy with the short iron. all this evidence of people not meeting a president but making due with the next best thing and enjoying themselves in the process, this evidence has everything to do with the best new thing in the world. that's coming up at the end of the show. into their work, their name on the door, and their heart into their community. small business saturday is a day to show our support. a day to shop at stores owned by our friends and neighbors. and do our part for the businesses that do so much for us. on november 24th, let's get out and shop small. but, dad, you've got... [ voice of dennis ] allstate. with accident forgiveness, they guarantee your rates won't go up just because of an accident. smart kid. [ voice of dennis ] indeed. are you in good hands? >>> one of the things we saw this year, even in a year it didn't come down to a recount in florida, we did see eight-hour long lines in some places. we saw contested rules, some say, partisan-contested rules around early voting and the availability of voting machines. how long it was going to t
and crew of the film at the white house on thursday night. and while abe lincoln vampire hunter didn't earn quite as much critical claim, that film still brought in more than $1 hundred million at the box office. mam fearings more than 200 books about honest abe, two of them by bill o'reilly. and doris kerns good win's incredible text and arm weight remains on the "new york times" best seller paper back list. just what is it about lincoln that nearly a century and a half after his time in office he remains such an influential figure? jelani, i know, we're at the 200th anniversary and all that sort of thing. why is lincoln still so fascinating us? >> i think lincoln was tested in ways that virtually no one had been tested just in terms of his personal trials, losing a child while in the white house, being betrayed in 1864, former general george mcclellan ran against him for the presidency. a general whom lincoln had appointed. he had to go through immense personal trials and political trials and then there's also the martyrdom at the end of it that kind of paints him in this picture
very few dynamic leaders in this country where is abe lincoln when we need him. like 1860 america is a divided nation there is a culture war raging. we need a person to bring us together to solve complicated problems and stop all the nonsense. lincoln could have done it. republic-- strike that gist and kirsten powers the democrat and fox news analyst. who is your person of the year? >> while using "time" magazine's criteria which doesn't mean it's necessarily a person you think is good or bad or but someone who we spent a lot of time talking about who has a real impact this year i think would be mohammed morsi who is on their list of people to choose from the first democratically elected president of egypt that, i think it was very important moment in the middle east it was an ally of the united states and it really have l. have an impact on the future of the middle east. >> bill: so you think everybody is talking about mohammed morsi? is that what you are telling me? is he on everybody's mind. >> i know you are mad because i didn't say bill o'reilly. don't get nasty and lash out.
the questions are loaded with hypocrisy. >> greg: remember when abe lincoln did "cosmo." >> bob: what is a mistake that was. can i borrow that magazine when i get my nails done? >> andrea: get a pedicure together? >> bob: i don't know what those are. your feet? man, that is disgusting. >> greg: coming up, five minutes, five political stories you can't live without. speaking of things you can't live without, i'll be back soon. [ male announcer ] do you have the legal protection you need? at legalzoom, we've created a better place to turn for your legal matters. maybe you want to incorporate a business you'd like to start. or protect your family with a will or living trust. legalzoom makes it easy withtep-by-step help when completing your personalized document -- or you can even access an attorney to guide you along. with an "a" rating from the better business bureau legalzoom helps you get personalized and affordable legal protection. in most states, a legal plan attorney is available with every personalized document to answer any questions. get started at today. and now
to pardon a turkey and the question, it would be abe lincoln that pardoned a turkey or a reprieve but it was for christmas. there was -- it was a turkey given to him that was supposed to be for his dinner menu and his son as the tale goes, took a liking to the bird and they kept it as a pet. >> that's how we get this. so not everyone, though, apparently wanted this tradition to continue. right now we have the two birds because both cobbler and gobbler get to live on mt. vernon now. >> again, this was kind of institutionalized in 1989 by george h.w. bush and even more recent history than a lot of us think about and as as far as, you know, president obama talking about how they'll spend their twilight years, these may be the twilight years, thomas. analysis that showed that -- and they do the analyses that these birds pardoned by the president because they're bred to be eaten they only live an average of two years after the president pardons them. >> but did nate silver run the numbers on that? that would tell the tale. >> i think i trust the nbc political numbers, as well. >> as i
. the deck was stacked against him. what would abe lincoln do today? no idea. what would franklin roosevelt do today? the times are so different. one of the things you learn studying presidential history, american history is greatness is not intrinsic on individuals. in confluence of individuals and context, the president's who will lead us out of the mess we are in today probably is the president who would not be equipped to deal with the civil war or reconstruction. that might be an unsatisfactory answer but it is the .. >> thank you. thank you for coming. i did a tv interviewñm/ earlie, and they put makeup on me. i debated whether or not to wash it off or not, but i decided to look fabulous for you. [laughter] i usually don't spend much time reading, but i wanted to read a short passage from the beginning of the book because i think it summarizes one of the themes of the story. lieutenant general michael flynn who now heads of the u.s. defense intelligence agency has said that information and intelligence are the fire and maneuver of the 21st century, and those of you who are familiar
from the atlantic. mohammed morsi abe lincoln in disguise or another mubarak? talk about two choices. and the stock market didn't think this was a good move either. it plunged 10%. stocks opened down today and barely moved up by the end of the day. so this new president in egypt in which the united states has placed so much hope, starting to look too much like the dictator he replaced and is he the leader of an islamist government that will become more and more extreme, threatening america? on the phone with us tonight, amir hamsami, the founder of egypt's freedom party, and ed hussein joins me. ed, i want to start with you. morsi was credited with brokering that cease fire between israel and hamas. it seems within hours, he swept away with all these powers, saying his word will ride over judges. was he emboldened taking advantage of his success? >> without doubt, he knew he had enough political capital to make this move and just before, he had signed a deal with the imf for a $4 billion loan program. he thought he had enough credibility now to go after the judges that it was rumored
from a machine invented about the time abe lincoln was president. some of you may recognize it as a typewriter. >> mccullough: i bought it when i was embarking on my first book in the mid... early 1960s. >> safer: he calls this world headquarters, an 8' x 12' sanctuary in his backyard on martha's vineyard in massachusetts. why do you use this, as opposed to a computer? >> mccullough: i can't press the wrong button and eliminate a month's work. >> safer: from his trusty royal have come books about the johnstown flood, the brooklyn bridge, the panama canal, and the revolutionary war. and biographies of three presidents-- john adams, teddy roosevelt, harry truman. >> mccullough: the only way to teach history, to write history, to bring people into the magic of transforming yourself into other times is through the vehicle of the story. it isn't just a chronology, it's about people. history is human. jefferson-- "when in the course of human events..." "human" is the operative word here. >> safer: and "human" rhymes with "truman," the unlikely victor in that presidential election
than the eye can see, stamping out abe lincoln on blank pieces of metal. >> we're making 12 pennies per second. we're making a couple million pennies a day. >> and, says u.s. mint director edmund moy, despite inflation, despite their lowly status, 8 billion pennies still add up to... >> $80 million. that's real money. >> trouble is, to get $80 million in pennies, the government spends $134 million. and to produce 1.3 billion nickels costs $124 million, even though the coins are worth only about half that much. it's weird economics when it really comes down to it, isn't it? >> well, from our perspective at the united states mint, it's unsustainable. you can't sustain losses on pennies and nickels and expect to be a viable organization that benefits the american people. >> how did we get in this fix? >> you know, coins are made out of metal, and worldwide demand for copper, nickel, and zinc have dramatically increased over the last three years. that's what's primarily driving up the cost of making the penny and nickel. >> washington is considering ways to reduce the cost of making pennies
other evidence of a president pardoning a turkey before that and the only thing we could find was abe lincoln who pardoned a turkey but it was for christmas. it was give on the him and supposed to be prepared for the christmas dinner table but as the tale goes his son took a liking to the bird and they decided to keep it as a pet. the president to formalize the white house tradition was george h.w. bush in 1989. and since then it's really become the tradition that you've seen that we're more accustomed to seeing over the past 20 years. >> and i think we have those pictures of ronald reagan, who always seemed, at least to me, to be enjoying it. >> yeah. >> look at that. >> right. although it's not clear he, you know -- >> maybe not at that exact second he he might not have enjoyed it. >> look at that. yeah. the other fact to know about this here, and this is kind of morb morbid, but these birds, they're raised to be eaten, and they only live an average of two years after they're pardoned. in fact, one of the birds president obama pardoned and was supposed to live out its life on mt. ve
in richmond. >> daniel day-lewis actually stayed in character as abe lincoln so much so that he would send text messages and sign them a for abe lincoln. [ male announcer ] it's that time of year again. time for citi price rewind. because your daughter really wants that pink castle thing. and you really don't want to pay more than you have to. only citi price rewind automatically searches for the lowest price. and if it finds one, you get refunded the difference. just use your citi card and register your purchase online. have a super sparkly day! ok. [ male announcer ] now all you need is a magic carriage. citi price rewind. buy now. save later.
as abe lincoln in illinois. the next three score and 11 were pretty lean lincolnwise. apart from cameos and vampire extravaganzas. now three days after you vote for president comes lincoln, directed by steven spielberg, written by pulitzer prize winning playwright tony curbner starring daniel day lewis as maybe our greatest president. >> blood has been slilt to afford us this moment, now, now, now. >> reporter: a royal pedigree. i'm hardly worthy to review it. but this is is a democracy so... it's terrific! and surprising. it covers only a few months in 1865 from the fall of one of the confederacy's last strongholds to the vote on the 13th amendment to the assassination. see, the emancipation proclamation was an executive order. lincoln needed congress to make blacks permanently equal under the law. >> congress must never declare equal those whom god created unequal. >> reporter: so it's about politics. the fine and course art of persuasion. >> the same gang of talentless hicks and hacks who rejected the amendment ten months ago. we'll lose. >> i like our chances now. reporter: the film
want to see that movie. >> it's astonishing how much the actor looks like abe lincoln. >> cnn newsroom continues with su susan hendrix. >> and we start with this. >>> we are learning new details about the shocking announcement from cia director david petraeus that he is resigning his post over an extramarital affair. here's what we know right now. a u.s. official tells cnn the
's hands dirty. >> he ends up -- >> you're used to the iconic abe lincoln. but you show him in this movie, willing to do what he needs to do to get it done. >> he had to. every day, he was such a tremendous loss of life going on. and yet, he felt it was absolutely paramount that the amendment pass before the end of the war because the emancipation proclamation was not going to stand up in court because it was a war act. as soon as the war was over, if this amendment wasn't passed, they were going to be right back where they were when they started. >> he wasn't going to let it happen. on the set, you got to work -- it was some of the best actors in the business. steven spielberg, directing. and i love the way you describe the set. an 1865 cocoon. >> we shot in richmond, virginia, which is very much of that time and place, even today. you know? every historical monument. every historical place. you're surrounded by battlefields. all of our stages were set up in a studio near cold harbor and petersburg. and my first day on the set was in the house of representatives. and i walked in. and it
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